Local Governing Body

Our school has a Local Governing Body, made up of fourteen Governors. The membership is currently as follows:

Name of Governor Category of Governor Appointing Body Term of Office End of Office  Business Interests
Mr P Farr Head of School (1)  Ex-officio  Duration of Post  End of Post  None 
Teaching Staff - Vacant Staff (2) Staff Election 4 Years      
Mr M Edwards Staff  Staff Election 4 Years 22/06/2026 None
Mrs K Williams  Parent (3)  Parent Election 4 Years 19/05/2026 Youth Charity supporting young people
Parent Vacancy Parent   Parent Election   4 Years    
Parent Vacancy Parent Parent Election 4 Years
Mr P Jones (Chair) Co-Opted (8)  Appointed by Trust 4 Years   14/03/2027 School HR Advice Manager, Family Member is Practice Manager of a law firm
Mr R Parry (Vice Chair) Co-Opted Appointed by Trust 4 Years   31/12/2026 None
Mrs P Moseley Co-Opted Appointed by Trust 4 Years   31/12/2026 Secretary of Charities
Dr J Flynn Co-Opted Appointed by Trust   4 Years   03/10/2026 Governor of an Academy and Trustee if TrustEd CSAT Alliance
Mr P Johnstone Co-Opted Appointed by Trust 4 Years 06/06/2026 None
Mr M Sadler Co-Opted Appointed by Trust 4 Years 14/03/2027 Charity Trustee
Vacancy
Vacancy          

Committee Membership - March 2023
Governor Constitution - June 2023

The following LGB Governors have left in the last twelve months:

Miss H Thorpe (Staff Governor) End of Office 9/6/2023
Mr S Wycherley (Governor) Resigned 27/5/2023
Mrs E Hart (Governor) Resigned 31/12/2022

There are three different categories of Governor at Belvidere School:

Parent Governors (3)
Parent Governors are elected by the parents of all students who are registered at the school. When a vacancy occurs, parents are informed by email or a letter from the Headteacher is sent home and nominations are invited.

Staff Governors (3)
The staff governor is elected by his/her colleagues. The Headteacher is also a Governor.

Co-opted Governors (8)
Co-opted governors are appointed by the Local Governing body and Trust because they come from a specialist group, such as the business community or because they possess a particular skill which can contribute to the governing body.
All Governors have the same responsibilities and an equal say on the Governing body

Governance Documents
Governor Attendance 2020-21
Governor Attendance 2021-22
Governor Attendance 2022-23

Shropshire CC

More information on governors is available from the Shropshire LEA website including how to apply to become a school governor.